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RTP Payload Format for Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 292M Video

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Network Working Group                                          L. Gharai
Request for Comments: 3497                                    C. Perkins
Category: Standards Track                                        USC/ISI
                                                              G. Goncher
                                                               A. Mankin
                                           Bell Labs, Lucent Corporation
                                                              March 2003

                        RTP Payload Format for
 Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 292M Video

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.


   This memo specifies an RTP payload format for encapsulating
   uncompressed High Definition Television (HDTV) as defined by the
   Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standard,
   SMPTE 292M.  SMPTE is the main standardizing body in the motion
   imaging industry and the SMPTE 292M standard defines a bit-serial
   digital interface for local area HDTV transport.

1.  Introduction

   The serial digital interface, SMPTE 292M [1], defines a universal
   medium of interchange for uncompressed High Definition Television
   (HDTV) between various types of video equipment (cameras, encoders,
   VTRs, etc.).  SMPTE 292M stipulates that the source data be in 10 bit
   words and the total data rate be either 1.485 Gbps or 1.485/1.001

   The use of a dedicated serial interconnect is appropriate in a studio
   environment, but it is desirable to leverage the widespread
   availability of high bandwidth IP connectivity to allow efficient
   wide area delivery of SMPTE 292M content.  Accordingly, this memo
   defines an RTP payload format for SMPTE 292M format video.

Gharai, et al.              Standards Track

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